Diaphragm Rehabilitation of A Deconditioned Patient

Speaker(s): Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

£ 50.00

Included lessons: 1
Level։ intermediate

About live session

Have you ever wondered why some patients recover faster than others?

Have you ever why exercise therapy is not effective on some patients?

Have you struggled with regaining endurance in your patient with traditional rehab strategies? 

Answers to all these questions and then some more, will be answered in this one of a kind webinar on “Diaphragm rehabilitation of a deconditioned patient”. 

This course is designed as a handy reference towards everything a clinician needs to know about the diaphragm and be able to apply the next day in their clinical practice. This course explains important concepts of paradoxical breathing, effects of mechanical ventilation and Ventilator induced diaphragmatic dystrophy (VIDD),evaluation of diaphragm as a muscle and its rehabilitation throughout the course of patients journey from ICU to return to spots. Hence, applicable to every setting and stage of recovery after chronic illness. 



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About the presenter:

 Dr. Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, received her entry level physical therapy degree from the School of  Allied Health Sciences Manipal, India and her post professional doctoral degree from the University of Michigan- Flint. Having practiced physical therapy in four countries including India, Oman, the United Kingdom and the United States coupled with administrative experiences as a rehabilitation manager; Dr. Pandya shares an eclectic model of practice that maximizes autonomous care. As an avid believer of lifelong professional learning, Dr. Pandya has taken an extensive number of professional development courses and certifications that allow her to teach contemporary practice to clinicians. Dr. Pandya’s passion for teaching and learning is reflected by 100’s of hours of online education courses and thousands of students across the world and growing. She is published by Physiopedia and holds a position of a Senior lecturer in the University of the West of England, UK.


Dr. Rina Pandya PT DPT, is licensed in Michigan USA, HCPC UK, a member of Chartered society of Physiotherapist UK

Target Audience

Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Physiotherapy assistants, Occupational therapy assistants, Respiratory therapists. 

Physiotherapy students. Occupational Therapy students.


What you'll learn

This webinar will walk you through the anatomy of the diaphragm and its clinical significance. This lays down the foundation for understanding the  diaphragm dysfunction secondary to ICU admission , post trauma, damage secondary to mechanical ventilation. The learner will learn differential diagnosis of diaphragm dysfunction. 

The second part of this webinar will focus on latest evidence based practices, and rehabilitation strategies, case studies and interaction with the presenter.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course the candidate will be able to:
     1. Apply the knowledge of Anatomy and physiology of diaphragm for clinical interventions
     2. Analyze the Physical and physiological effects of mechanical ventilation.
     3. Be knowledgeable about the  evaluation of the diaphragm.
     4. Be knowledgeable about strengthening and stretching ex’s for diaphragm in various positions of supine, sitting , standing and                   ambulation through different stages of rehabilitation as related to clinical treatment.

Included lessons


Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr. Rina’s physical therapy career spans over 23 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in Nationalized Healthcare Services, American health care and self pay services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed the Physical Therapy department in the capacity of Head of Department in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is an internationally published webinar presenter; many of her courses are highlighted on Physiopedia/ Physio Plus. Her pocket books are now available on Amazon titled-- Orthopedic Assessments made easy

Dr. Pandya graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina conducts live webinars and is part of the continuing professional development teaching community with courses published in the UK, US, South Africa, Ireland and Australia.  Rina is a member of APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman.